For the past 14 years, Jonathan Johnson, a doctor at the Mayo Clinic's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), has dressed up as Santa every year to visit the NICU's patients, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
In 2019, Advisory Board President Eric Larsen sat down with 16 health care CEOs, going beyond the familiar names and nationally known organizations to learn about these leaders' personal journeys to the C-suite, get their perspectives on the industry's most pressing issues, and go behind the scenes on what makes them tick.
During a recent overnight ED shift, Gina Siddiqui, a resident physician in emergency medicine, treated a patient who died from a potentially preventable cause. Writing in the New York Times, Siddiqui shares her memories of the night to make the case that EDs need to reshape their approach to care.
Notices that informed uninsured adults that they'd paid the Affordable Care Act's penalty for being uninsured and offered them tips on how to enroll in coverage might have reduced premature deaths, according to a new working paper from three Treasury Department economists.
Kentucky's new governor, Andy Beshear, on Monday rescinded the state's waiver to impose work requirements and premiums on many of the state's Medicaid beneficiaries and signed an executive order to protect the state's Medicaid expansion.
Moody's Investors Service in a new report said nonprofit hospitals and health systems should see an increase in revenue in 2020, upgrading the sector to a stable outlook. But Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Emily Connelly note that the outlook upgrade does not change the fundamental headwinds facing the industry.
A federal judge on Monday rejected a request from the American Hospital Association and others to block site-neutral payment cuts to off-campus hospital facilities, which are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.